Monday, June 27, 2011

Lady Dior Moscow & Sand Art Performance by Ukranian Artist Kseniya Simonova at Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow

The new chapter of the Lady Dior Saga finds a new place. After she travels to Paris, London, New York and Shanghai, the new campaign is set up in Moscow.
The ad campaign featuring the stunning French actress Marion Cotillard. Lensed by Craig McDean with styling by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Marion poses inside a luxury room with a view on the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. The new model of this legendary bag is the one in red tweed, embroidered with Dior's signature Cannage pattern.

The Lady Dior was brought to life in a live performance at the opening of the "Inspiration Dior" exhibition at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow by the Ukranian artist Kseniya Simonova. The performance was based on an original concept by John Cameron Mitchell.

Kseniya Simonova is a 24 years old Ukranian artist. She got her first taste of fame by her performance on 2009 Ukrain's Got Talent show by uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. She won the competition& Her amazing art performance was watched by over 13 million people.

This video shows how she use her fingers like magic to create beautiful sand arts that tells the story of Lady Dior Moscow perfectly! and the soundtrack...are absolutely stunning!
Here is this fabulous performance of "Lady Dior Moscow"

I don't know about you, but I just "J'adore Lady Dior" ! I'll follow her whatever she goes! LOL

Until next time, be well & look fabulous!


Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Picasso Exhibition at de Young Museum San Francisco

On this beautiful summer Saturday, I've decided to go see the Picasso exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco; and I was amazed by all the beautiful paintings & sculptures!

This exhibition of 150 important paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings created by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is drawn from the permanent collection of the Musée National Picasso, Paris, the largest and most significant repository of the artist’s work in the world, and comes to the de Young as part of an international tour. The artwork is touring because the Musée is currently closed and undergoing a multi-year renovation expected to last through 2012.

Portrait of Dora Maar 1927

Le Baiser (The kiss) 1969

Analytic Cubism - Man with a Guitar. Paris, autumn 1911

Synthetic Cubism - Violin Sculpture 1915

For the San Francisco exhibit, some 150 works – paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings – have been selected to fill the exhibit's nine galleries. Anne Baldassari, director of the Picasso museum (with the title of president, customary in France), is responsible for the selection. She has done an amazingly thorough job, beginning with the 1901 "Death of Casagemas" by the 20-year-old artist in Gallery 1, and ending the exhibit in the last gallery with "The Musician," the 1972 self-portrait Picasso painted shortly before his death.

Death of Casagemas 1901

The Musician 1972

Picasso Self Portrait Near Death 1972

Throughout his chameleon-like career, Picasso changed course, broke through barriers, and reinvented himself and art repeatedly and incessantly.

A prime example is 1918’s "Portrait of Olga in an Armchair," which pictures Olga Khoklova, Picasso's Ukrainian ballerina wife, grandmother of the present-day Marina Picasso, whose childhood was wrecked by the painter's neglect.

Portrait of Olga in an Armchair 1918

Here are some more of the beautiful artworks by Picasso at the exhibition

Chat saisissant un oiseau 1939

La Célestine (The woman with a cataract) 1904 - The Blue Period

African Inspired Proto-Cubist work ~
Etude pour Les Demoiselles d’Avignon 1907

Three Figures Under a Tree 1907

Deux femmes courant sur la plage - La Course 1922
(Two Women Running on the Beach - The Race)

The weeping woman by Picasso 1937

If you have not seen the BBC Modern Masters Picasso special, you have to watch it! so now go get a cup of coffee, cozy up on your chair and enjoy these 6 episode all about Pablo Picasso!

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

We hope you enjoy this blog posting, check with your local museum to see if the Picasso exhibition will arrive to your area! It's a must-see exhibition!

Until next time, be well & look fabulous!


Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Chanel J-12 Chromatic in Titanium Ceramic

OMG! When I saw this new watch by CHANEL my jaw almost dropped to the floor! it's beautiful!

The Chanel's J12 Chromatic moves on from black & white with a high-tech ceramic version in a silver grey tone. Titanium ceramic adds a new dimension to this high-tech material and the result is a highly polished steely look with all the benefits of this lightweight, scratch-resistant super-material.

The handsome J12 that first took the fashion world by storm over ten years ago now in 2011 comes in a sleek new guise: Titanium ceramic. The addition of titanium to the ceramic recipe produces a cloudy-sky grey hue that once polished with diamond powder develops an attractive sheen that catches the light. But unlike its more humble cousin steel, ceramic is warm to the touch, light and scratch proof.

Ceramic is increasingly present in the watch industry following Rado’s pioneering use of the material when in 1986 the firm’s scientist discovered a new substance for the watch industry. Previously the material was valuable to the F1 motor racing world and used as heat shields on space shuttles.

For all its user-friendly characteristic, producing high-tech ceramic in colors other than black or white has proved a challenge for the watch industry where aesthetics are paramount. This is why the arrival of the J12 Chromatic in a new variant of high-tech ceramic is so significant. While Panerai, the Italian heritage watch house, has been experimenting with an aluminium composite ceramic that has a pleasant brown hue, its use is limited to just two watch models.

Chanel however is betting on this new material by launching not just one new watch but seven new models for both men and women. From smaller 33 mm quartz versions, some with or without diamonds and larger automatic and chronograph models, the J12 Chromatic take Chanel’s iconic watch into a new era.

Chanel J-12 Chromatic in Titanium Ceramic watch specification

Price: 38mm $5800 USD / 42mm $6600 USD

Movement: Automatic, Swiss Made

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds

Case, Bezel & Strap material: Titanium Ceramic

material: Titanium Ceramic

Crystal: Sapphire

Available at CHANEL Boutique & at Bergdorf Goodman New York ~ contact Jesse Kopischke Bergdorf Goodman's sales manager at (212) 872-2519

To end this blog posting, here is a video of the interview with the CEO of watches & Fine Jewelry of CHANEL

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!


Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Balenciaga and Spain Exhibition at de Young Museum San Francisco

I’ve always admires Cristóbal Balenciaga’s visions of style that has set the fashion trends since the 50s and still influence fashion designers all over the world today. This past weekend, I had the great pleasure to visit the de Young Museum in San Francisco for the Balenciaga exhibition, needless to say, it was a magical experience. The exhibition includes top examples of the couturier’s designs, the flamenco-style gowns, the fichu stoles and matador-inspired hats, the evening dresses that seemed to follow the austere sweep of a nun’s wimple - borrowed from archives and private collectors. Let’s first watch a video about the exhibition.

Here are some photos from this beautiful exhibition.

To end this blog posting, here is a video of vintage Balenciaga Fashion Show from the 50's & 60's

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!


Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug

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